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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!
Mrs Long and Mrs Dale

Summer 1


This half term our topic is called ‘What happens inside us?’, which has a Science focus. We will be learning all about the Human Digestive System and about the function of our teeth. We will also be exploring the effect of exercise on our bodies.

In Maths over the half term, we will be looking at:

  • addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers using formal methods
  • multiplication of 3 digit numbers using formal methods
  • adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator
  • recognising decimal equivalents of tenths and hundredths
  • comparing decimals to 2 decimal places and dividing to find fractions
  • We will also be problem solving throughout our learning.

In English we will be learning to: write non-fiction biography and explanation texts as well as fiction. We will learn about the features of each genre and continue to practice grammatical skills such as using paragraphs, fronted adverbials and making interesting and varied word choices.

We will continue to practice spelling rules such as suffixes and prefixes and to practice spelling the words on the Year3/4 list. We will also continue to perfect our handwriting style, checking it is consistently neat, legible and joined.

In Guided Reading we will be reading a range of texts such as, non-fiction texts as well as narrative. We will be exploring the features of the text type, discussing the author’s word choices and answering questions about the books we read.

In Science we will be learning about how humans and animals get nutrition from food. Also we will learn about the Human Digestive System and about teeth and their functions. As well as looking at food chains.

In our Core Skills curriculum we are focussing on our Thinking Skills. We will be applying these to all of learning but particularly Design and Technology where we will be making a board game.

P.E- Lessons will be on a Tuesday and Friday this term, so please ensure that your child has their complete kit on these days, to include:

House colour T-shirt/jumper Black Shorts/joggers Pumps/trainers Earrings out or taped up

Please also make sure your child is wearing sun cream when needed, has a water bottle in school and has a sun hat.

Home learning:

Reading- suggested daily to include discussion- please record/get your child to record in their reading log (What they have read, the date and any comments on progress)

Half termly Reading Home Learning – please complete at least 6 activities.

Spellings- weekly spellings to practice at home which include spelling rules and words from the Year 3/4 spelling list.

Maths: Schofield and Sims - to be completed weekly, 1 test a week and to be handed in to be marked on Fridays.


If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see us.


Trip to The Herbert Art Gallery

Recommended Reading for Year 4

Maths calculation policy Year 4

Links to activities which support learning

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  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
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